Vicent Plana Aranda


PhD dissertation project (working title)

Party System Institutionalization and Democracy in South Korea

► Short CV

Vicent initially studied Modern Languages and Literature at Valencia University. After graduating, he obtained an MA in Chinese Studies from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. During this period he studied at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, where he took Korean language and Korean studies courses. Then, he studied the programme MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language (Korean) at SOAS, London, where he focused on Northeast Asian politics and contemporary Korean history and politics.

► Research Interests
  • Political Party Systems of Northeast Asia, South Korea in particular
  • Historical Memory in Korea
  • Representation of the Socio-Political Context in South Korean Cinema
► Recent Presentation

Vicent Plana Aranda (co-author: Bohyun Kim): A Comparative Analysis of ‘Political Discourse of Nuclear Energy’ in South Korea and Spain. – Presentation at The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2023 – Korea and a New World Order: Issues, Strategy, and Sustainability, June 29 – July 1, 2023, Yonsei University, Seoul.

► Recent Publication

Plana Aranda, Vicent (2020): Continuities in the Party System of the Republic of Korea from the Authoritarian to the Democratic Era: The Conservative Party(ies) in the National Assembly between 1972 and 1997. In: European Journal of Korean Studies 20 (1), 135–158.

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